The UK has a long tradition of educating international students to a high standard in business and financial studies. The UK’s Finance and Accountancy schools are world-renowned and closely linked with commerce and industry. More management students are educated in the UK than in the rest of Europe put together.
ACCA is the global body for professional accountants. They aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. Their globally relevant qualifications will give you an excellent start in core accountancy skills, or you can gain more specialist knowledge - depending on your ability and the qualifications you already have. ACCA qualifications provide everything you need - at any level - to build a successful career in finance.
CFA Institute is the global, non-profit association of investment professionals that awards the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) qualifications. It has over 116,000 members and leads the investment profession by setting the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence.
ICAEW is a professional membership organisation, supporting over 138,000 chartered accountants around the world. Through their technical knowledge, skills and expertise, they provide insight and leadership to the global accountancy and finance profession. Their members provide financial knowledge and guidance based on the highest professional, technical and ethical standards. They develop and support individuals, organisations and communities to help achieve long-term, sustainable economic value.
ICSA is the international qualifying and Membership body for the Chartered Secretary profession and a recognised authority on corporate governance and compliance. Chartered Secretaries are high-ranking professionals with a broad base of skills unique among the professions. Trained in law, finance, accounting, strategy and corporate governance, Chartered Secretaries provide a focal point for independent advice and guidance on the conduct of business, governance and compliance. They are key players with the skills, vision and values to take their organisations and clients forward.
CISI is the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of financial centres globally. Evolved from the London Stock Exchange, they now have more than 40,000 members in 89 countries. In the past year, they set almost 42,000 examinations in 68 countries, covering a range of vocational qualifications.